Practical Nursing

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Certified Nurse Aide | CNA

96 Hours | Cost: $655

Start your healthcare career as a CNA in just a few short weeks! Nurse Aide Certification is required prior to enrolling in the Practical Nursing program. As a certified nursing assistant, you will be able to work in various environments. Nursing homes, hospitals, adult daycare centers, personal homes, and assisted living facilities all require nursing aides to act as a helpful liaison between the RN or LPN and the patient.

Program Overview

Practical Nursing prepares adult students for an exciting career as a licensed practical nurse (LPN). In this program, students learn practical nursing skills through classroom theory and clinical application. Knowledge and skills learned in the classroom are applied in a variety of clinical settings including: hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, long-term care facilities, physician offices, hospice, and home health care settings.

“After graduating from the Nursing Assistant program, I went on to the Practical Nursing program. From the clinical programs to simulation labs to discussions, you learn everything you need to know to grow as a future nurse and person. Programs like Tri County Tech will leave a lasting impact on you as a person, and as a future employee.”
– Gracie P., 2024

Graduates of the program are eligible to sit for the National Council of State Boards Licensing Exam to become a Licensed Practical Nurse. The program is approved by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

Application Deadline

  • August applications are due by March 15.

To start or continue your application, visit here.

Program Schedule

Program Dates Program Days Program Time
August 2024 – May 2025 Monday – Friday 8:00am – 4:00pm
1463 Total Hours Cost: $4,500* Student Resources

*includes all student fees, books, scrubs, and skills supplies

Application Requirements

Biographical Information
Education History
High School Info and Transcript
Employment History
3 Recommendations
Proof of Active CNA Certification
Evidence of Status Form
Drug Test
ACCUPLACER or equivalent Assessment

Career Opportunities

Physicians Office
Long Term Care
Skilled Nursing Facilities
Correctional Facilities
Public Schools
Home Health
Insurance Companies

Program Coursework

First Semester

Medical Terminology
Anatomy & Physiology
Introduction to Nursing
Fundamentals of Nursing
Clinical Nursing I
Pharmacology & IV Therapy Skills
Clinical Nursing II

Second Semester

Clinical Nursing II
Medical Surgical Nursing I & II
Pediatric Nursing
Maternal Newborn Nursing
Mental Health
Clinical Nursing III
Transition to Practice
Clinical Nursing IV

Career Data

Our Placement Rate 100%
Median Hourly Earnings* $24.29
Completion/Retention Rate 92.70%

*Information provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Data.

Accredited & Approved By:

1 of 8 nationally accredited Practical Nursing Programs in the state.

The Practical Nursing program at Tri County Technology Center located in Bartlesville is accredited by the:
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326
404.975.5000  |

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Practical Nursing program is continuing accreditation.

You may view the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program here.

Approved: Oklahoma Board of Nursing
Physical Address
2501 Lincoln Blvd., Suite 207
Oklahoma City, Ok 73105

US Postal Delivery
P.O. Box 52926
Oklahoma City, Ok 73152

Phone: 405.962.1800 or 405.962.1832
Fax: 405.962.1821

Approved: Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education (ODCTE)
1500 West Seventh Avenue, Stillwater, Oklahoma 74074-4364
800.522.5810  |

Student Information

Annual OBN NCLEX Pass Rate

2023 Annual OBN NCLEX Pass Rate for first-time testers: 89.74%

  • Jan 2023-December 2023 Pass Rate for first-time testers: 100%
  • August 2022-May 2023 Pass Rate for first-time testers: 94%

College Credit

Oklahoma Wesleyan University and Tri County Tech are both committed to providing high-quality educational programs to their respective constituencies. To learn about college credit opportunities, visit below or

Furthermore, the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education and Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding to establish guidelines for public two-year colleges to award students credit for prior learning in practical nursing programs at technology centers across the state. Students who pass the LPN NCLEX exam can apply 18 college credit hours to participating public two-year colleges in Oklahoma. To learn more and view the full list of campuses visit


Financial Assistance


Financial assistance is available through the Tri County Tech Foundation for our Full-Time and many of our Flex programs. After you are accepted into a program, you will receive a financial assistance application. The form must be filled out and turned in with the most recent two months of pay stubs for every working member of your household.

Our main goal for financial assistance at Tri County Tech is to assist financially disadvantaged students who would be unable to get the education they deserve. Assistance consists of grants, scholarships, and employment. An individual might participate in one or more resources, depending upon eligibility and need.

We do not accept funds from FAFSA or PELL.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us!

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Randall Jones

Meet Randall.

He’s our Adult Student Success Advisor. He’s a master at helping students find their perfect Tri County Tech program. Randall also works with local businesses in Bartlesville to help students apply to Tri County Tech. | 918.331.3269

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